Friday, May 22, 2015

Another Top 2 for Andy

Eagles will finished 2nd in NFC East.

Another Top 2 for Andy

Unless the Giants-Cowboys game ends in a tie Sunday night, the Eagles (8-8) will finish second in the NFC East. It would be the 10th time in 13 seasons that Andy Reid will have finished in the top two in the division.

Here's how the final NFC East standings break down during the Reid era (1999-10):


 Team

 1st 

 2nd 

 3rd 

 4th 

 5th 
 Won 
 NFC
 Won 
 SB
 Eagles  6  3  0  2  1  1  0
 Giants  3  3  5  1  0  2  1
 Cowboys  2  4  3  2  1  0  0
 Redskins  1  2  4  5  0  0  0
 *Cardinals    0  0  0  2  1  0  0

*Includes only Cardinals seasons (1999-01) in NFC East.

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